TAWAU: A man lied about having travelled overseas and threw away his wristband at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before continuing his journey to Tawau to avoid home quarantine.

Tawau Health Officer Dr G Navindran said the man, in his 30s, made the confession after he was investigated at the Tawau District Health Office on July 21.

The man had contacted the office to say he had lost the wristband but investigations found that he had given false information when filling in the health declaration form at KLIA to go to Tawau.

There were reports of wristbands being found in KLIA. The authorities believed that they had been discarded by travellers who did not want to go through the quarantine upon their return from abroad.

Dr Navindran said the Health Office had completed Covid-19 screenings on 500 staff of the Tawau Prisons Department who were exposed to the virus after one of the staff was confirmed positive on Tuesday. — Bernama

Source: The Star
  • Date Fri, 24 Jul 2020
  • Outbreak Covid-19
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